Karkala, Sep. 8 : The feast of Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary was solemnly celebrated in Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Church, Nirmalpadav Parapady on 8th September, 2019.

The nine days of Novena concluded with the final flower offering at the Mother Mary grotto at 8:30 am, where small children and the parishioners carrying varieties of baskets with beautiful flowers venerated Infant Mary during the prayer lead by Rev Fr Jerald Sandeep Dmello , the parish priest. It was followed by the procession towards the church.

The solemn feast mass was celebrated by the main celebrant Rev Fr Jerald Dmello . During the homily Rev Fr Jerald preached on the importance of family bond and modern threats to families. He stressed on the need of protecting nature and gifts of nature. He also preached about value of girl child in family and how to respect mother, wife, grand mother and sister.








The new grains of rice were consecrated during the mass, which was assisted by the Parish choir.

After the holy mass the parishioners were given sweets and sugarcane. Rev Fr Jerald Dmello in his thanksgiving note thanked each and every parishioners for contributing their time and help towards the parish.

At the end in view of teachers day on September 05th, today all the teachers of the parish , including those who teach catechism were honoured by offering bouquet of roses.

Monti Fest is a major Mangalorean Catholic festival on 8 September every year. This festival celebrates the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and in the Mangalorean Catholic community involves blessing of Novem (new crops).

 About Our lady of Perpetual Succour Church , Nirmal Padav

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